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Friday, July 31, 2009

If I were going to get a tattoo....

Seriously.... If I were going to get a tattoo I think it would be just like this. Cute little black sheep to show the world what you love. These fiber fanatic females came into the shop last week and I spied their tattoos and asked if I could take their pictures and post them here for everyone to see. Anyone else have any fiber related tattoos to show us??


Lots of great new patterns are flying into the shop right now. Some of these are even tempting me and my steely reserve not to MAKE NEW THINGS! Yeah, like I've never given into that temptation before! We have patterns from; Bekah Knits, Knit and Tonic, Coco Knits, White Lies Designs, Kate Jackson Knits and Skif.

Speaking of STEELy reserve, this little number has been inspired by "June" a wonderful pattern by Skif. I fell in love with the flexibility and options for this pattern and started last week. It is made in lovely eggplant colored linen with a sprinkling of leftover merino and silk/stainless steel from the Habu Textiles scarf kit- of course I made a few modifications just to keep it exciting.

So, thats what I've been working on this week. I'm off to the beach for family vacation, so I'll see you all here in two weeks. We'll see how much knitting I can get done between floating in the waves, eating too much, making sand creatures with my niece and nephew and staying up too late playing scrabble with my big brother. Jealous? My fantastic sister-in-law is also a knitter, so that should be knitting motivating! Have a great week.

Friday, July 24, 2009


Best laid plans...  not so much!
There are plenty of things that will just have to wait a little longer for my knitting attention. 
I happily knit this tiny little hat out of the leftovers from my blankie, walked right into that one folks! Stripes are so adorable on little baby hats... then you get caught weaving in 42 ends on a hat that is no bigger than 6 inches!

Here it is modeled with some yummy new yarn from Aslan Trends. It is called Los Andes, and it's a nice thick and thin super bulky wool with great colors.

We also got the Aslan Trends sock yarn Santa Fe, a beautiful kettle dyed wool in the same great colorways. Can you tell that I favor the greens? The best part is that both of these great new yarns are super soft!
We'll just see what goodies come in next week.
Be well and happy stitching!

Friday, July 17, 2009


I have to admit that I don't knit as much on the weekends as I would like. Weekends are actually "workends" for me and I am very busy or very sleepy in a fairly predictable pattern. However, I found this cute little cardigan, knit all in one piece and fell in love. I cast on Friday evening after work, and (almost) finished by Sunday night.

I would have completely finished, but I needed to come by the shop to pick out these perfect wooden buttons. That and it still needs a little steam, blocking will have to be for another day.  My favorite thing about this precious sweater is that it will be a fantastic wardrobe for a little one's teddy bear when they have grown out of it!

Both of these projects are knit with the great Mission Falls 1824 wool, superwash, wonderful colors and fast to knit!

This is just a taste of my next project... more to come! I hope to be finished by Sunday! STAY TUNED!

Friday, July 10, 2009


I am so happy to have sewn this beautiful blankie together...
I can hardly wait to see an adorable baby right in the middle!

too bad I have 84 MORE ends to weave in!

We'll see how I feel after weaving in all of those ends, but I'm fairly certain that every single step of this lovely blankie has been worth it.
See you next Friday when I'm sure to be finished, and on to the next adventure!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Knit Summer Bags

Here is a great idea for a Summer knitting project- handbags!

This cute bag with bamboo handles is made from fabric strips. If you sew you can sew yourself an outfit AND knit a bag to match!

Here are some more  fun bags. I love the big buttons!

This is a cute knit bag- notice the knitting needles holding it together!

Friday, July 3, 2009


Now I just need to choose a button.
I have so many wonderful choices!

I think I'm going with the silver one, second down- just odd enough to suit me.
However, I cannot actually finish this because I haven't even got a scrap of this yarn with me to sew on the button. Believe that?

I guess I will finally have to start weaving in those ends on my baby blankie. 
OR, I could start something new...
What great things have you been loving to knit on lately?

We'll be closed this weekend for the Independence holiday, so we'll see you next week for more knitting fun!

Hope you all have a super holiday weekend and enjoy your projects!

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